LB Steak - Santana Row
LB Steak - Santana Row

LB Steak - Santana Row

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lbsteak.com/
  • Phone: (408) 244-1180
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Weekend Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Happy Hours: Monday All Day and Tuesday - Friday 4pm-6pm

    Bar Menu: All Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us make your event memorable. Contact our Private Dining Coordinator, Natalie Don, to book your next event. ndon@lbsteak.com or 408-244-1180.
  • Special Events: SUNDAY "PRIME TIME"
    Join us every Sunday night for “Prime” time! Begin your Prime Rib Dinner with a salad, followed by a 12 oz cut of our juicy, tender Prime Rib, served with a baked potato and au jus. Finish with a sweet finale of artisanal ice cream, all for 36.95 per person. Let’s Meat!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stevens Creek
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking.
A word from LB Steak - Santana Row
LB Steak, a modern American Steakhouse, is led by two culinary titans: James Beard nominee and owner of San Francisco’s renowned La Folie, Roland Passot, and fellow French Master Chef, Joel Guillon.

In addition to LB Steak, Passot and Guillon oversee the three Left Bank Brasseries throughout the Bay Area. Chef de Cuisine Thomas Ricci executes LB Steak signature dishes such as the 20-oz. Porterhouse with Traditional Béarnaise Sauce and the Dry Aged Beef and Bone Marrow Burger, as well as a wide selection of fresh seafood, chops, salads and side dishes.

The wine list features an array of domestic and imported wines, as well as an extensive selection of wines by the glass, offering diners options to fit any taste or budget. We look forward to serving you soon!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
LB Steak - Santana Row reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)great for outdoor dining (57)fit for foodies (57)good for groups (53)notable wine list (53)romantic (50)neighborhood gem (25)hot spot (20)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)late-night find (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food was good and the service was awesome. I mentioned about my boyfriend's birthday on the reservation and they brought us the cake and ice cream. It was so nice having my boyfriend's birthday dinner here. I got the bone in rib eye with LB steak sauce. The meat was juicy and tasted really good. The fried calamari was also super good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended!
    MicVelo
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Aside from a seating snafu that caused us to wait 20 minutes despite an Open Table reservation, the overall experience was excellent! Service was great and the choice of steak cuts was pretty mind blowing. I opted for a "traditional meal" - Bone-in ribeye - RARE! - pomme frittes (garlic rosemary fries) and a side of creamed spinach. Wow.... I could have eaten an entire plate of the spinach for dinner (now I have to learn to make it)! Overall, we'll be back and next time, we'll bring friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dismal service...
    VickyVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have dined here before but this was a special occasion - birthday dinner as a party of 6 on a Tuesday night. Although the food was good as usual, we had a bunch of service issues. First, one of the appetizers wasn't served. Then, no one serviced the wine, so we had to serve ourselves. Then, we had no water, so one of us got up, got the pitcher of water and poured the entire table of 6, and not a single server rushed over to take over. Lastly, and this is the best part, they "served" the bill before they had delivered the desserts and coffee we had ordered. And the topper: a note on the check suggested 18%-20% gratuity. Guess what? They didn't get it. This is not the kind of service a restaurant with $100 steaks should be providing.
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  • Great Experience
    Groucho
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My girlfriends and I always choose LB Steak for a special night out. The service and food were outstanding on this visit. The NY Steak and baked potato combination can't be beat. Service was just right --- the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellentribeye
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I entered the restaurant. I did not check my watch for the exact time. I had been to this restaurant once before. I told the hostess my name. She took me to a table and gave me a menu. She came back about a minute later and told me the staff said the restaurant was not open, that it did not open until 11:30. My reservation was for 11:30. Why did she seat me and why was the door open for business if it was not 11:30 yet. She told me to get up from the table and sit up in the lobby. I did. I checked my watch and it was 11:20. While I sat there in the lobby, three huge men came in and stood at the hostess table. One or two made derogatory comments about me while I was waiting to be seated. I was well-dressed.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We started off with the lobster bisque soup which was good and quite a large portion followed by a nice caesar salad with very good dressing. Steaks being the corner stone of LB's we ordered the New York and filet. They were perfectly cooked with excellent flavor. Our side dishes were sweet potatoes au gratin and backed potato. Both were good. The au gratin serving size was large, plenty for 2 people. The desert menu could use some help. Not much variety. Cookies and coco were ehh and the apple desert was just OK. Service was good and prompt, waiter was informed on everything on everything we asked. Total bill was about $200 - a little pricey, but worth it for the steak. Next time we'll go somewhere else for desert though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved it
    JN28YR
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    LB Steak was a awesome.. Great Food awesome bar and we will back there soon !
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The Chilean Sea Bass special was exceptional. This is a wonderful place to meet friends. Consistently excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    SJCStuVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    15-20 min wait after our reservation resulted in free app or drinks. The tuna tartare app was so salty and overly dowsed with chili oil that the tuna was unrecognizable, I sent it back and they didn't charge us. The manager was nice about the issues but it was still disappointing overall. I told him I had such a good experience at LB Steak in Menlo that I was really surprised.
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  • Great food and service
    Sandradee632
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had an early reservation, so it was quiet and service was great. They took special care because my husband has nut allergies. My swordfish was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Saturday Birthday Lunch!
    Snobette
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A super first-time experience, beginning with a warm welcome from the hostess and waitstaff. An easy reading one-page menu with plenty of gourmand selections from a lobster omelet to a delicious and perfectly cooked Waygu burger, with onion jam and "foraged" mushrooms. Great classic Caesar salad, killer frites and perfect onion rings. With a lovely glass of Champagne. What more could a girl want on her birthday? And a special birthday dessert. Additional thanks to our superb waiter Nicholas and his assistant. Brunches 11-3 on weekends. Note the wine list for good finds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special treatment for birthdays
    BJBernard
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I brought a dear friend there to celebrate her birthday. We had some pre-dinner bubbles and she ordered the swordfish and I had the pork medalliions and they gave us a FREE dessert which was really sweet. I also enjoyed the Malbec wine with my meal. I will be back. Cool bar area too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • serive
    susie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was fine. Service was extremely poor. Slow very inconsistent waiter. Messed up twice. Very slow. Never checked up on us. Had to ask for him twice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weekday evening dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Really enjoyed it, the steak was amazing, service was quick and efficient. My only quibble is that almost every side dish was covered in cheese or cream: creamed spinach, Brussel sprouts with blue cheese, broccolini with grated Parmesan! Some healthier vegetable options would be nice. Overall, very good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solid overall
    calorieconsumer
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A slight businessy vibe. Lots of Co workers out for a good dinner. High quality food and decent wine selections for the price. The service was attentive. The steaks are a bit pricey but the location is expensive. Over just 150$ for dinner for two with wine and one dessert. Worth it overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    couplesniteout
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    this was our second trip to lb steak and once again we were disappointed. i ordered the ny steak and it came to me covered with pepper. there was no indication that the steaks are covered with pepper so i scraped off as much as i could and ate only half of it. then my baked potato i asked for only butter and it delivered to our table with a pool off what i thought was melted unsalted butter, fair enough so i asked for some extra butter. the butter was brought to me in a pouring cup in a liquid state much like you would with lobster. i have never had problems with butter before. was i just supposed to pour this yellow liquid that seems it should be with your popcorn into my already soaked potato. already looked like an oil spill. very sad
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, service so so
    Runs4foodVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food as usual was good; however, the service was lacking. Spending $400 on a meal, I expect the wait staff to not cross in front of you, over your plate to pour the water or wine. Nit picky, but won't be returning anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A step above Applebee's
    RespectthemealVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place got four stars on open table. Makes me wonder how legit the ratings are. Food was adequate. Not worth the price. Service was terrible. Ordered a bone in rib eye and got a regular ribeye. Flavor was fine, but not great. They were out of the fish. Service was slow. Wine selection was clearly based on costco availability. Space could be better used as a gap, maybe another apple store?
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  • Nice to "Meat" You!
    DrHowFunVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Even though we've passed by LB's hundreds of times, we've always chosen other restaurants in Santa Row thinking this place was probably too pricey. Decided to try it for lunch and was surprised to find it was reasonable as well as delicious. Great quality "meat." Excellent service. Enjoyed eating outside. All around, LB's,...it was nice to "meat" you. We'll be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing anniversary spot!
    lbanniversary
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our waitress Stephanie was a complete sweetheart and helped make our night even more special. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Beautiful Restaurant, with great service and exception food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couples night
    Ace2705
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had an amazing night dining here. We were seated outside in a table for 2 and the ambience was was perfect for a chilly night at the row. Our table was ready within 5min and the waitress took good care of us throughout the night. The breads are really warm and soft too so avoid filling up on them. I tried the 12oz Ribeye medium rare and I was almost too sad when I finished it. My wife went with the filet mignon and italian red. Overall a fantastic night and my compliments to the amazing kitchen staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak my 4 yr old wouldn't even eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I guess we should have followed the table behind us and returned our steak 3 times before they got it right. Unfortunately we tolerated our steak and just ate it. But it was so tough that my normally steak loving 4 year old kept spitting it out and refused to eat it. If the $50 steak is not even good enough for a 4 year old, I think that says something about the quality.
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  • Went twice in one weekend!
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed the steaks!! Seasonal mussels in saffron bisque were great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good steak
    luvsteak999
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great steak. A little loud and bright for a romantic meal. Wide customer mix. Professional service although a little slow to greet once seated. They probably need more waiters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for lunch with kids
    Hirai
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant seems be very crowed in nightime but the daytime is not really. Good to have a lunch with kids. The food is great but expensive.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I'll admit, I just kind of figured this place was trendy because it's on Santana Row. But we went on Friday night, and it was REALLY good! My steak was perfect, boyfriend's pork chop was yum, and we tried an awesome new wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd, and last, visit
    BritcritVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a poor experience here once before - steak smelled like it had been cooked in lighter fluid. But decided to give it a second shot. Wish I hadn't bothered. Had a $50 steak that was possibly the worst steak I have ever had in my life. Tough, surrounded by fat, sinewy, and generally inedible. Restaurant at least adjusted our tab accordingly. This place is way over-priced. Poor quality food at premium prices. Will never return.
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  • Great service
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a very nice time at LB Steak on a Friday night. Our server Brooks really took care of us. Steaks were cooked just right, very well-seasoned. The kids had a great time too. Nice upscale but not stuffy ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable
    SD20
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is amazing, from the food to the service, the entire experience was beautiful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Meal
    nerd
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife, son, and myself visited LB Steak last Friday. The restaurant and the entire area around it was booming. We started out with sampling some red and white wines recommended by our server before finally making our choice. We were not disappointed. LB Steak has an extensive wine collection. For appetizers we tried the fried calamari and we all agreed that it was the best we had ever had. Very tasty with a nice salsa. For dinner I have the filet mignon, my son the NY steak, and my wife the chicken. In addition we ordered a caesar salad, fries, and mushrooms. All were cooked to perfection and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent throughout and paced. All in all a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambiance
    Nidhi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been at this place few times and always served great food and great service. Not sure what happened this time, was bit disappointing on the steak ordered
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quality of meat need to improve
    saturday
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    both the filet and rib eye cuts were below standards set by other chain steak houses ie. Morten's, Ruths Chris, Smith &Wollensky, etc
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  • Pricey but worth every penny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was delicious. Yes, it was pricey but every time I took a bite it made me forget ;-))). We go there only on special occasions and will continue to do so. What a great and attentive AND FRIENDLY staff... Makes all the difference!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good anymore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I don't know what a happen here. The quality of the food and service has gone down.
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  • Great food and better service
    EddieMVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have dined here a number of times each time with Chad as our server. His attention to detail and menu recommendations never miss. You can trust Chad and LB Steak with an important business meeting as well as a nice intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, but....
    James
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Be aware that you as customers will be treated differently in this joint. The quality of the service is uneven from server to server. Last time when I dined there in early August, the server was awesome. This time, the server didn't seem to want to be there. I had to asked 3 times before the merlot finally came. The server to the next table was attentive and introduced the menu to diners and we didn't even know what's special. It turned out to be the lobster which we would have ordered. Food is good.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had the rib eye and the aged New York. Both were very good. For sides we tried the mac and cheese and the creamed spinach. Neither were very good.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Raycunnjr
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our second time a LB Steak. Food was once again impeccable. Our waiter Michael was completely attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu and wines. Overall the staff here is very attentive and quick to respond to requests..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Worth every penny
    elizcaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went on 9-3. There was NO ONE in the restaurant which troubled me at first but the server said lunch is always that way after a three day week-end. OK, this place is not cheap at all; the food is very expensive which I don't like. BUT, my husband just ordered for me while I was washing my hands so I didn't agonize over a $40 steak, sides are extra. No really. Absolutely everything about this meal was perfect. I am picky too but the presentation, doneness, service and flavors were stellar. Truly a memorable meal. I had the NY steak [$40] and side potato [$6]. My husband chose the French dip sandwich [$15] and fizzy water [$7]. His plate was huge and piled with crispy shoestring fries that were perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet